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News Releases for June 2022

June 30

Mayor Announces New East Central Police Space

4:48 p.m. - Officers to begin working out of former library location on Friday

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals. Including Sparklers.

9:46 a.m. - SFD reminds community that amateur fireworks are illegal.

June 29

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

10:09 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

Tuesday Afternoon Indian Trail Brush Fire

10:08 a.m. - On June 28th at approximately 5:15 pm, SFD crews responded to a reported brush fire in the area of Indian Trail Road and Weile Ave.

Wilkerson Elected As Association of Washington Cities Board Vice Pres.

10:06 a.m. - The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) has selected Spokane City Council Member Betsy Wilkerson as its most recent Vice President for 2022-2023.

Council Approves Homeless Shelter Lease

10:03 a.m. - New East Trent Shelter Site Expected to be Operational in Early August

Shooting in Northwest Spokane sends 2 juveniles to the hospital

7:43 a.m. - Spokane police officers respond to Dwight Merkel Sports Complex after receiving multiple 911 calls about a large fight which led to a shooting.

June 27

27-year SPD veteran released from hospital after being shot yesterday

2:39 p.m. - Despite the serious wounds, we are happy to report Officer Honaker has been released from the hospital and is beginning to recuperate.

SPD officer shot after responding to drive-by shooting incidents

9:17 a.m. - Despite being shot and sustaining multiple injuries, our SPD officer is in stable condition and recovering tonight.

June 23

Downtown Streets Close Friday at 7 P.M.

3:54 p.m. - On-street parking will be unavailable to prepare for Hoopfest.

Pilot Program Proposed To Accelerate Housing

1:33 p.m. - Interim zoning in residential areas to allow more types of housing, faster.

Traffic Safety Emphasis on I-90 Corridor June 24-26

11:08 a.m. - Increased safety patrols will be visible June 24-26 along Interstate 90 from Snoqualmie Pass to Spokane.

Evening Hazardous Materials Incident

10:51 a.m. - SFD received a report from a drive-by caller of a vapor cloud emanating from a commercial building at 3613 East Main Avenue (Haskins Steel).

Technical Rescue On Centennial Trail

10:48 a.m. - On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, a 911 call was received from a 50's year-old man in need of rescue

June 22

4th of July 2022 in Riverfront Park

4:08 p.m. - 4th of July 2022 Fireworks, Spokane Symphony Concert, and Festivities at Riverfront Park

No Person Fell or Jumped from the Riverfront SkyRide

4:05 p.m. - Contrary to speculation seen online today, no one fell or jumped from the Numerica SkyRide in Riverfront Park.

Charging Lithium-Ion Battery Cause of Fire

1:41 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure on fire in the 2300 Block of East South Crescent Avenue.

June 21

SPD looking for assistance in identifying vehicle and driver

9:15 a.m. - Spokane Police looking for assistance in identifying vehicle and driver in early morning Commercial Burglary.

SPD needs help locating a missing vulnerable adult

8:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing vulnerable adult.

Adult Male Rescued From Spokane River

8:54 a.m. - At 8:58 AM June 20, 2022, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to the report of a person in the Spokane River adjacent to Glover Park

June 16

Council to Receive Briefing on Lease Agreement for Homeless Shelter

4:39 p.m. - Spokane City Council will hear an updated presentation regarding the lease agreement for a proposed homeless shelter at 4320 E. Trent Ave.

City to Host District Neighborhood Traffic Calming Workshops

2:06 p.m. - Community participation and conversation on neighborhood traffic safety

US Mayors Support Resolutions on Fentanyl, Policing, And Mental Health

12:17 p.m. - Woodward resolutions win unanimous support of U.S. Conference of Mayors voters

June 15

SPD Provides Duty to Intervene Training

3:38 p.m. - SPD delivers required state training program to help officers stop unnecessary harmful behavior by fellow officers

Sexual Assault Investigation

8:50 a.m. - SPD’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) investigating morning sexual assault report

June 14

SPD Seeking Public's Help Locating Domestic Violence Suspect

1:54 p.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a domestic violence suspect

City Aquatic Centers Open June 20, 2022

10:47 a.m. - The City’s six aquatic centers are scheduled to open Monday, June 20 and run through Friday, August 26, 2022

City Closures Planned For Juneteenth

8:44 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

June 13

Reveal Event June 18 for Riverfront Dog Park Design, Name

5:12 p.m. - Join us Saturday, June 18, 2022 at noon for the reveal of the design and name of the future dog park in Riverfront Park

June 10

City Releases 2021 Water Quality Report

4:22 p.m. - 2021 City of Spokane Water Quality Report

June 9

Riverside Ave. Begins Reconstruction

10:05 a.m. - Phased project will impact downtown routes.

June 8

Charge Referred In Kala Williams Murder Case

1:44 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department refers murder charge for the death of Kala Williams.

SPD Asking For Public's Help in Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

11:40 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing vulnerable adult

June 7

Deadline Extended: Cultural Events Incentive Grants

5:17 p.m. - Application deadline extended to June 20, 2022 at 1 p.m.

City Council Votes To Override Vetoed Drought Response Ordinance

8:32 a.m. - Spokane City Council voted 5-1 to override the Mayoral veto of Ordinance C36209, which establishes water conservation and drought response measures.

June 6

Operator Recommendation, Shelter Lease to be Briefed to Council

1:05 p.m. - The proposed lease and recommended operator of a possible new regional flex capacity homeless shelter will be briefed to the City Council.

Most Splash Pads Open for the Season in City Parks

11:21 a.m. - Splash pad season runs until September 6

June 3

Quick Response To Basement Fire in Hillyard Neighborhood

10:56 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure on fire in the 2100 Block of East Longfellow.

June 2

Council to Consider Override of Vetoed Drought Response Ordinance

4:41 p.m. - Spokane City Council to consider override of vetoed drought response ordinance.

SPD Breaks Up Stolen Property Ring

12:17 p.m. - Alert neighbor thwarts catalytic converter theft, leads to seizure of more than $100k in stolen property & breaks up stolen property trafficking ring

Woodward Vetoes Ordinance C36209

11:20 a.m. - Mayor cites strong preference for incentives and education to change behavior

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

9:54 a.m. - Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing 8 year old boy

SPD Arrests Juvenile for Threat Involving School

9:52 a.m. - Juvenile arrested for a threat involving a local middle school

June 1

Home Depot Fire Arrest

2:53 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in Home Depot fire that caused millions of dollars in damages

South Riverton Apartment Fire

10:53 a.m. - The fire was contained to a bathroom and extinguished within 5 minutes after arrival.